I have a few questions and I'd appreciate some help on these:
I recently bought some InstaMorph and another brand of polymorph Plastic along with a Dremel rotary tool.
End goal is shaping a rough prototype for my idea.
What are the best materials/tools for prototyping in the early stages?
I want to eventually just print off of 3d printers but for now I need to get the first design to size.
I was thinking of shaping out wood to the pieces I need then molding the plastic but that seems like so much work.
ANy help on working on hardware/electrical/arduino, etc would be helpful
Buddy it's all depends on what you're making.
If you're making a housing for a device that's as big as a TV or a microwave, you can go with wood, since its secure long lasting relatively light.
If you're making something the size of a cell phone wood would be bulky. maybe use aluminium sheets if you know how to shape them. these are somewhat sturdier and look more solid but are a bitch to put together if you cant weld.
If your set on plastics, use a polyester resin and fiberglass and cut it to shape with a dremel for your thin case if it's just a case and not functional parts.
Can't help you much if you're vague as fuck
I didn't want to be too specific and have people bag on me.
I want to eventually make a bluetooth solar interior lighting system w/ app for entertainment lighting.
I plan on using those new flat LED styling lighting.
I'm keen on plastics because I want to be able to remold and remodel new designs if the first doesn't work.
I've never worked with fiberglass or any resins before, what tools would I need?
I also plan on making my own cosplay gear this year so I'm building a small area on the side of my house for projects.